logo-cropped

IN MEMORIAM: Root

Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:24
Former Florence resident Edwin Root Jr., 69, Navy veteran and retiree, passed away on Sunday, July 20, at Avita Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Wichita. He was born on Sept. 11, 1944 in Fort Scott to Edwin Jesse and Nona Mae (Thoming) Root. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in December 1991. Edwin was a history buff and loved reading history and militaria books. He was a member of the Wichita Militaria Collector’s…
Felons on public dole
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:54
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 pm Felons on public dole 0 comments Should public officials convicted of felony crimes be able to receive their public pension? With the congressional candidacy of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, the issue could be ripe for more debate. According to a recent report, Edwards received $95,939 last year from congressional and state retirement systems. Edwards was representative of the 7th Congressional District for seven years prior to being elected…
Edwin Edwards' lawyer from 2000 trial defending ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in corruption trial that opens Monday
Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:01
The army of white-collar criminal defense lawyers lined up to fight the feds for Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell includes a familiar face from one of Louisiana's most notorious corruption cases: Daniel Small, a defense lawyer who represented Edwin Edwards in his 2000 corruption trial. McDonnell is certainly hoping for a better outcome than the 17-count conviction and 10-year prison term that Edwards got at age 73 after a jury in Baton Rouge convicted him of…
NY1 ItCH: Does Preet Bharara Like October Surprises?
Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:16
After The New York Times questioned whether he was wearing any clothes, the Emperor of Albany remained quiet yesterday – instead issuing press release after press release that had nothing to do with the newspaper’s devastating report about whether he was pulling the strings of his “independent” anti-corruption commission. “Governor Cuomo signs legislation to strengthen penalties for theft and mistreatment of pets,’’ trumpeted one release yesterday morning, not indicating whether those pets include the governor’s…
Edwin Edwards reveals personal income for campaign
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:45
The documents say his 2013 income totaled $242,787. Within two years of being released from federal prison, Edwards was earning money from his biography, a reality television show, speaking engagements, energy royalties and retirement benefits. He did not list any stocks, interest earned from savings accounts or liabilities owed to creditors. Edwards' most substantial source of income was the government, with $95,939 earned last year from congressional and state retirement systems and Social Security. He…
Former governor reveals personal income for campaign
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 23:39
The documents say his 2013 income totaled $242,787. Within two years of being released from federal prison, Edwards was earning money from his biography, a reality television show, speaking engagements, energy royalties and retirement benefits. He did not list any stocks, interest earned from savings accounts or liabilities owed to creditors. Edwards' most substantial source of income was the government, with $95,939 earned last year from congressional and state retirement systems and Social Security. He…
Edwards is making a game campaign in his run for Congress, magazine says
Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:08
is paying plenty of attention to former Gov. Edwin Edwards as he runs to represent Louisiana's 6th Congressional District. If Edwards wins, the writer Mark Jacobsen points out, he'll enter Congress exactly a half-century after he started his first term the U.S. House of Representatives. Jacobsen, who hung out with the candidate; his wife, Trina; and their young son, Eli, as they tooled around the district, had this to say about the 86-year-old candidate: "No…
Edwin Edwards made money through reality television, speaking fees and book royalties in 2013
Friday, 18 July 2014 21:33
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards earned at least $242,787 in 2013 through a reality television show, speaking fees, retirement payments and royalities, according to a personal finance report he filed with the federal government in May. "We did the reality show because I needed to try to support myself," said Edwards, who served four terms as Louisiana's governor and over eight years in federal prison for racketeering charges. Edwards, a candidate in Louisiana's 6th congressional district,…
Edwin Watts Golf reopens
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:32
TAMPA — Well, that didn’t last long. A lot of area golfers spent at least a few hours a week at the Edwin Watts golf store on North Dale Mabry. The place was a golf superstore with anything anyone could want, from club fittings to lessons, and almost everything connected to golf. About six months ago the store shut down as a change in ownership took place. The store sold off everything — from clubs…
Edwin Edwards' run for Congress in Louisiana profiled by National Journal
Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:37
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards run for Louisiana's 6th district seat in the U.S. Congress has certainly drawn a lot of attention from national news outlets. There was the lengthy profile in March from Bill Nichols at POLITICO. A short piece from John Fund at "National Review" soon followed. Last week, Louisiana got the latest version - a magazine piece from Eric Benson at the "National Journal". Benson accompanied Edwards to the St. Charles Parish Crawfish…
Page 1 of 7

Edwards Videos

 

deep 2

Share Bayoubuzz

Powered By JFBConnect